Universität Wien FIND

030501 KU Comparative Criminal Law (2021W)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Es ist erforderlich, dass die Teilnehmer*innen vor Anmeldung erfolgreich an der Anfängerübung Strafrecht teilgenommen haben.


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 40 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Introduction to the course (Vorbesprechung)
Tuesday, 12 October 2021 9:00–10:30 Uhr
Zoom meeting ID 841 1597 2064

Main teaching days
Thursday, 4 November 2021 12:00pm–4:00pm
Thursday, 11 November 2021 12:00pm–4:00pm
Thursday, 18 November 2021 12:00pm–4:00pm

Location: Lecture Theatre U21, Schottenbastei 10–16, Juridicum building

Tuesday 12.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital (Kickoff Class)
Thursday 04.11. 12:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 11.11. 12:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 18.11. 12:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course introduces students to the concepts and methods of comparative criminal law and critically explores general principles of criminal liability and a selected specific offences in a range of legal systems. The course explores selected issues of contemporary criminal justice and criminal law reform and discusses future directions of the criminal law, both nationally and internationally. The course is taught intensively over three days . Using the ‘flipped classroom model’, the course is highly interactive with students expected to engage in group work, participate in discussion, and present their findings and ideas in class.

Assessment and permitted materials

The assessment in this course is based on active participation in and contributions to the three classes (35% of the final grade) and a written assignment covering one of the topics discussed in class (65% of the final grade).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Assessment criteria will be articulated here by September 2021.

Examination topics

The assessment of class participation covers the material provided during classes and some of the preparatory reading available on Moodle from October 2021.
The assessment of the assessment of the written paper covers the material posted on Moodle and additional research conducted by student participants.

Reading list

The Moodle learning platform will contain general and topic-specific material from early October 2021.

Association in the course directory

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